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MARCH 20

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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1348 Venice Is the First City to Implement a Quarantine Policy to Control Bubonic Plague Venice Italy Bubonic Plague Historic Firsts IntelliHealth
1680 Robert de la Salle Begins Trek As First Euro-American to Cross Michigan's Lower Peninsula Robert de la Salle Michigan Explorers and Pioneers Explorers Historic Firsts Historical Society of  Michigan (pdf)
1836 State of Michigan Borrows Money for the First Time: $36,000 @ 6% Interest Michigan Business Markets and Investments Historic Firsts Historical Society of  Michigan (pdf)
1841 Ralph Waldo Emerson's First Series of Essays is Published Ralph Waldo Emerson American Authors Historic Firsts American Collection
1881 Saginaw's Bancroft Hotel Turns on Michigan's First Commercial Incandescent Lighting Saginaw, Michigan The Light Bulb Historic Firsts Historical Society of  Michigan (pdf)
1899 Executed at New York's Sing Sing Prison, Martha Place Is First Woman to Die in the Electric Chair New York Women Crime Capital Punishment Historic Firsts New York Historical Society
1914 Jacksonville Chapter of the American Red Cross Is Florida's First Jacksonville, Florida NE Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1920 Two Pilots Complete the First Flight from Britain to South Africa in 4 Days, 13 Hrs, 30 Min England South Africa Aviation Historic Firsts Centennial of Flight
1948 University of Michigan Wins the First NCAA Hockey Championship Michigan Sports Figures Ice Hockey Historic Firsts University of Michigan Ice Hockey State of Michigan
1987 NASA Launches Palapa B2P Communications Satellite to Serve Southeast Asia Space Exploration History of Technology NASA
1999 The Azanian People's Liberation Army (APLA) Disbands Africa South African History

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